>They f– you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.
**–Philip Larkin (This Be The Verse)**
Brutal and brilliant. It’s not true, of course, but it’s painfully honest.